Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

October 2, 2003

Source: RedandBlack.com


On October 2, 2003, Red and Black.com, the website of the student newspaper of the University of Georgia, ran an article on a fund-raiser held by the university's Pakistani Student Association (PSA) to help members of the Islamic Center of Savannah after a fire destroyed their mosque: "Approximately 250 people of different ethnicities and religious backgrounds showed their solidarity as they came together to help a religious group in need Tuesday night. The University's Pakistani Student Association (PSA) organized a fund-raising dinner at the Tate Student Center to help rebuild a house in Savannah which burned down... The program for the event stated, "We are coming together in an effort to show that we stand in solidarity against all crimes of hate -- regardless of creed, class, religion, or nationality." Sophia Qureshi, a senior from Alpharetta [GA] and president of PSA, said Tuesday night's dinner raised $2,100, and the organization raised an additional $700 from donations."